LIFE | Stay Home With Mom
After dropping off mom at the YUL airport, spreading on the 747 Bus back home, watching the winter sights "playing film" through the fogging windows, flashbacks hit me slightly: I couldn't help recalling the moments I've spent with mom during this past 2020.
2020 was a special year (dah :P), mom flew from the other side of the Earth to visit me in Canada. That was before the Covid-19 break-out. Due to the pandemic, her return flight was canceled, so we stayed home together for almost a whole year. Thanks to that, I had lots of mom-made dumplings. I also captured some moments we've spent together in my sketchbook.
|🌈 An Unconventional Quarantine Selfie :)|
As a proficient home buddy, the quarantine doesn't affect my daily life much. I guess the pandemic might be a hint for us humans: take a step back from the speedy routine, be slower for the over-reacting lifestyle?
Dad and mom spoke on WeChat twice a day... What a long-distance couple! In the morning, I work on my stuff, and mom practises Chinese calligraphy or take online classes. At dusk, we have some aerobic exercises with different Youtubers. (These ones are quite easy and fun if you are interested: AllBlanc TV and 艾克斯xfitness有氧生活 )
Since last year, we three were separated into two sides of the earth by Covid. But thanks to that, I've had a lot of favorite dishes cooked by mom. Not much to complain. 🙏🍘🍚🍤🥘
★ DAILY MORNING CALL with dad on WeChat. They never lived separately for such a long time, now it's the long-distance love relationship they are having. One advantage side of developed technology? :)
Finally, the flight to China resumed and mom got her very first Covid Test (PCR and Antibody), which are mandatory requirements by the Chinese government. She said it wasn't as horrible as she imagined. It was quick and bearable. Guess we usually over-think before we do things.
Yet with courage, adaptation and help from kind Canadian and Chinese encounters, she got it and finally "graduated" ! I guess you never know how much potential you've got if you never give it a try ?